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ISRAEL SUCCESSFULLY TESTED ARROW 2 MISSILE INTERCEPTOR

ISRAEL SUCCESSFULLY TESTED ARROW 2 MISSILE INTERCEPTOR

Context

Israel successfully tested the Arrow 2 ballistic missile interceptor.

Details

  • It is developed in collaboration with the United States.
  • It is a part of Israel's multi-tiered missile defense system, from short-range rockets to exospheric ballistic missiles.
  • The target missile fired at Israel from the sea as part of the test was a Black Sparrow missile fired from an aircraft to simulate missiles the air force may encounter in a real event.

About Arrow 2

  • It is aan exoatmospheric hypersonic anti-ballistic missile, jointly funded, developed and produced by Israel and the United States.
  • It is undertaken by Israel Aerospace Industries and Boeing,and overseen by the Israeli Ministry of Defense's "Homa" administration and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.

About Ballistic Missile

  • It follows a ballistic trajectory to deliver one or more warheads on a predetermined target. These weapons are guided only during relatively brief periods.

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